Laxmi Ko – Linking Gwangju through Love

If you’ve been to First Nepal Restaurant, you’ve seen her paintings which she makes as  meditation to link Korea to the world. Using traditional Korean elements like taeguki or a cherry blossom branch, she connects Korea to images and icons from Nepal, Bangladesh, UK, and many others in her paintings.

Laxmi Ko, or Youngsoon Ko, is an institution in the bridge between cultures in Gwangju. She is a public school teacher at Dongshin Middle School who gets involved in the international community of Gwangju in order to provide real opportunities for her learners to experience the world right here in Gwangju.

Laxmi is a GIC board member, as well as board member of SI (Samdong International) and 生命나눔. She has started a quarterly journal, The English Teachers’ Network Journal, with her fellow teachers in Gwangju.

You can meet Laxmi regularly at the Saturday GIC Talks. You will recognize her by her active nature and welcoming embrace.


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